A man gained unauthorized access to the flightline Thursday at Joint Base Andrews and entered a C-40 aircraft assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing, officials at the Prince George’s County, Maryland, base say.
Joint Base Andrews Security Forces responded, detained and interviewed the individual, according to a media release. U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations assisted with the interview.
He was booked by OSI and given a federal summons for trespassing. He was turned over to local law enforcement, given that he had two outstanding warrants,” according to the release.
The man, who was not identified by officials, was unarmed and did not harm any personnel and there is no indication that the individual has any links to extremist groups.
“The security of our installation is paramount,” said Col. Roy Oberhaus, the vice wing commander of the 316th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, said in the release. “This was a serious breach of security and Joint Base Andrews is investigating the incident to determine how this happened so it doesn’t happen again.”
“The guy was turned over to Prince George’s County,” AFOSI spokeswoman Linda Card told Military Times Friday morning. “Nothing was threatened and the guy was turned over to the local police.”